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Heart muscle   /hɑrt mˈəsəl/   Listen
Heart muscle

The muscle tissue of the heart; adapted to continued rhythmic contraction.  Synonym: cardiac muscle.

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... self-imposed starvation the body metabolizes vital tissue, not just fat, and therefore, fasting is damaging, potentially fatally damaging. People who tell you this will also tell you that fasters have destroyed their heart muscle or ruined their nervous system permanently. But this kind of damage happen only when a person starves to death or starves to a point very close to death, not ...
— How and When to Be Your Own Doctor • Dr. Isabelle A. Moser with Steve Solomon

... muscular relaxation, with the loss of many of the reflexes, i.e. an operation may be performed without evoking any movement on the part of the patient, while the vital reflexes and the vital centres in the medulla are still active, and the heart muscle ...
— Project Gutenberg Encyclopedia

Words linked to "Heart muscle" :   pump, ticker, atrioventricular trunk, papillary muscle, Purkinje's tissue, heart, Purkinje's system, Purkinje network, sinoatrial node, pacemaker, muscular tissue, atrioventricular bundle, cardiac pacemaker, SA node, truncus atrioventricularis, bundle of His, myocardium, muscle, atrioventricular node, Purkinje fiber

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